Mozart Toddles to TV

Mozart Toddles to TV

The young Mozart is coming to television via Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment and IM Global TV, which is at MIPCOM this week trying to find a production partner to help fund the period drama, which will depict the musical prodigy as “a as genius and celebrity of his time, and will also depict the court of […]

Meet the Art World’s New Rock Star

Meet the Art World’s New Rock Star

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s route to being a internationally renowned collector of contemporary art included a stint honing his musical chops in Santa Monica, Calif. Raised in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, Maezawa says his childhood focus was music, which he pursued with passion, playing drums and guitar in a band with friends. Although he came […]

BMI Trademarks Song ‘Speed Dating’

BMI Trademarks Song ‘Speed Dating’

Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. has filed for trademark on its Speed Dating for Songwriters initiative, which the company says has been one of it’s “most successful and beneficial programs.” Established in 2013, BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters initially began as a way to introduce and foster creativity among some of BMI’s most promising […]

Round One of Grammy Voting Begins Today

Round One of Grammy Voting Begins Today

The awards process for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards begins today with 22,030 entries received by the Recording Academy consideration, with nominations to be announced Nov. 28. The total marks an increase from last year’s 21,719 submissions. Entries were due Aug. 23 and have since undergone a vetting process to verify eligibility in preparation for […]

Israelite Unpacks Copyright for PMC

Israelite Unpacks Copyright for PMC

David Israelite is president and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, a trade group representing American music publishers and songwriters. Read the complete text of his keynote address at the Production Music Conference here. The NMPA‘s stated mission is “to protect, promote, and advance the interests of music’s creators” by safeguarding members’ property rights on […]

‘Coco’ Sountrack Packed with Latin Sounds

‘Coco’ Sountrack Packed with Latin Sounds

The Disney Pixar release Coco is poised to capitalize on the trend for crossover Latin pop evidenced by Luis Fonsi and “Despacito” this past summer. The soundtrack features an original score from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and […]

Marcus Miller Scores ‘Marshall’

Two-time Grammy-winning composer-producer Marcus Miller sets the score for Marshall, the story of the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the 96th Supreme Court Justice and the first African American on the nation’s highest court, serving from October 1967 through October 1991. Reginald Hudlin directs Chadwick Boseman as the young attorney destined to change the history of […]

‘Pitch Perfect 3’

“Freedom ’90” by George Michael gets creative cover treatment in this trailer for Pitch Perfect 3.  A cappella songbirds the Bellas are back for one last competition on an overseas USO tour for Pitch Perfect 3. This time they’re up against arch-rivals that use instruments as well as vocals. Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Ruby Rose […]